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Apple Faces Patent Lawsuit Over iPhone’s Battery Technologies

Joe Rossignol:

Somaltus, LLC has filed a complaint against Apple today in an Eastern Texas district court, accusing the iPhone maker of infringing upon its 2010 patent related to complex battery technologies. The small Frisco, Texas-based firm also filed lawsuits against Asus, Lenovo, Samsung, Sony, and Toshiba over the same patent.


Specifically, it appears that the infringement claim at least partially relates to the iPhone’s process of charging in fast-charge mode until the battery reaches 80% capacity, and then adjusting to trickle-charge mode above 80% capacity.

Wasn’t Apple doing that with PowerBooks in the 90s?


If people keep filing patent suits in Texas because of their friendly courts, eventually tech companies are just going to stop selling their wares in Texas…

I certainly remember my 2003 iPod advertising a quick charge capability.

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